to the police that some. of our tonight. ten pm here in moscow this is r.t. international tonight over sixty people are killed in iraq as al qaeda linked forces stepped up their brutal campaign with a wave of bombings targeting crowded neighborhoods. are now attempting to look at syria and from there they'll spring throughout the entire region puts you right smack at the foot of southern europe a former pentagon official tells r.t. about where al qaeda is expansion is heading. and president obama is accused of directly encouraging u.s. intelligence to spy on chancellor merkel's phone calls plane that the n.s.a. vigorously denies.